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‘Voice’ Contestant Fights For His Life With LeAnn Rimes Megahit

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This ‘Voice‘ contestant fought for his spot on Team Blake Shelton with an emotionally-charged rendition of LeAnn Rimes‘ ’90s country hit, “How Do I Live.”

After a successful decade-long stay in the NFL as a nose tackle, Tuaolo made the decision to chase after a new dream and audition for NBC’s The Voice. Following a string of spot-on performances on the singing competition series, the Hawaii-native managed to earn a spot in the Top 24, giving him a chance to compete in the Season 13 Playoffs.

Voice fans met Tuaolo in the blind auditions when the 49-year-old former NFL player first introduced himself with an inspiring rendition of Andra Day’s “Rise Up.” “Mr. Aloha’s” performance earned an impressive two-chair turn from coaches Shelton and Jennifer Hudson, inevitably going on to join the ranks of Team Blake.

“How Do I Live” was recorded by Rimes in 1997, the song going on to set multiple chart records including the longest stay on Billboard‘s Hot 100, holding strong for a staggering 69 weeks.

You can watch Tuaolo’s rendition of “How Do I Live” below.